Large US Cities Brace For Protests As Grand Jury Makes Decision Whether Or Not To Indict Ferguson Officer
From Boston to Los Angeles to New York, police departments are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
Despite a recent change by the city that no longer allows solitary confinement for juveniles, Funkhouser and other activists believe no youths should be jailed at Rikers and that the practice should be banned for all inmates.
The Shugden Buddhist community is upset about prayers his holiness has banned and discrimination against their practitioners.
College students in New York and across the nation took part Wednesday night in a “Carry That Weight” national day of action against campus rape.
A leader of the anti-fracking movement in New York state was among 10 people arrested Wednesday during protests at an upstate natural gas storage facility, located in a depleted Finger Lakes salt mine.
Critics of the Met’s decision to feature the opera want it canceled, arguing that the performance is anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday defended a decision by the NYPD not to clear the streets during the “Flood Wall Street” climate change protest the day before.
In a forceful appeal for international cooperation on limiting carbon pollution, President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe’s climate is changing faster than efforts to address it.
The event, dubbed “We Will Not Go Back,” began around 12 p.m. at 204 Bay St. across from Tompkinsville Park in Staten Island, where 43-year-old Garner was killed.
The NYPD announced the following street closures for the “We Will Not Go Back” march and rally for Eric Garner on Staten Island Saturday.
Residents of the Rockaway Peninsula took their battle to City Hall Thursday as they fight to keep their ferry service.
Police were investigating Wednesday evening after pro-Palestinian groups unfurled a political protest flag on the span of the Manhattan Bridge.
A protest march was under way in Midtown Thursday evening on behalf Michael Brown, the man who was shot and killed by police in suburban St. Louis.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday there are a number of concerns associated with a possible march across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in response to the police-custody death of Eric Garner.
The Department of Homeless Services has moved close to 200 homeless families into the old Pan-Am Hotel in East Elmhurst and plan on moving in more.